With the release of macOS Catalina, Apple completely rid of iTunes, an application which in recent years had reduced the number of functions it offered to remain a simple application to communicate with our iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
Whereas with macOS Catalina, Apple offered the functions it had taken from iTunes as separate apps, under Windows users continue to suffer with iTunes. Fortunately, and according to the boys at 9to5Mac, this suffering will end by the end of the year.
According to this media, Apple is working on launch Apple Music and Apple Podcast as separate apps In the Microsoft Store, applications would be added to those available: iTunes, iCloud and Apple TV + (the latter has been available since last November).
9to5Mac claims Apple Music and Apple Podcast apps is in private beta, although they have not been able to confirm whether they will only be available for Xbox or whether they will also reach Windows 10, this is very likely since when in 2019 he posted a job posting to the Looking for engineers to create apps for Windows, one of the requirements was who had experience with the Universal Windows Platform (UWP).
Considering that the first indications of a possible launch of the Apple TV + app for Windows appeared in September, and that the app launched in early November, it’s likely that we don’t have to wait until the end of this year
Windows users who want to enjoy both Apple Music and Apple Podcast can do so today through their web pages, although logically this is not the most comfortable way to do it. In the case of Apple Music, they can also do this through iTunes, although that leaves a lot to be desired, besides, it hasn’t been updated for a long time.